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In a 2011, a US National Safety Council report stated that choking caused 4,500 deaths (amongst all ages) in the United States in 2009.[Ref:46]
Cutting food into small pieces is usually helpful, but sometimes a toddler, with multiple pieces of food in his/her mouth, will cry then gasp for air. In this case, 9 small pieces of bacon needed to be removed. Their distribution within the trachea and main bronchi is depicted schematically.